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Full of Bull (Updated Edition): Unscramble Wall Street Doubletalk to Protect and Build Your Portfolio by Stephen T. McClellan

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6. Executive Traits Are a Revealing Investment Gauge

A critical part of the investment appraisal and company evaluation process is gauging management effectiveness, character, and values. Surprisingly, the Street often disregards these quality differences among the companies it covers. In crucial moments, when events panic investors and stocks nosedive, executives are usually temporarily incommunicado. In such circumstances, investors need to know whether management can be trusted. This also holds true over the long term. Who would you rather invest in, trustworthy executives or cagey executives? You need to get a handle on executive values in companies where you have an investment.

On occasion I have had the opportunity to size up executives ...

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